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Wool Sofa Blanket: Alpaca, Chennile, Scottish wool, Merino, Virgin, Mohair, etc?

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I want a high quality blanket that could be used on the sofa while watching a movie? (very thick, heavy, etc) Something that immediately feels like a different caliber than a $5 Walmart polyester blanket. I'd like to keep this under $100, so cashmere is out. Can anyone compare or say anything about Alpaca, Scottish wool, Merino, Virgin, Mohair, etc? Is Scottish wool worth the premium over Alpaca wool? (edit) Summary of wools: http://www.sierratradingpost.com/lp2/wool-guide.html Restoration Hardware's Chenille Throw is a ripoff $80 for 30% rayon/70% poly ($5 at Walmart) http://shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trk...All-Categories You can get a basic cotton Chenille starting at $20 100% acrylic chenille yarn http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?_nkw=che...=p3286.c0.m359 Getting into wool... Alpaca Wool throw is around $50 http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?_nkw=alp...l+throw&_rdc=1 Johnston's of Elgin is about $85 100% Scottish Wool http://shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trk...All-Categories http://www.sierratradingpost.com/p/,...w-Blanket.html Woolrich is also overpriced. The $70-$110 throws are poly/acrylic (ripoff) The $140 throws are 100% wool (overpriced) http://www.woolrich.com/woolrich/bro...FYHc4Aod5z0jfA
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check my FS thread in my sig
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http://www.woolrich.com/woolrich/bro...FYHc4Aod5z0jfA


Thick and heavy, and awesome. Buy two if you have a wife/gf because they will steal yours.
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I have a Johnstons of Elgin that I purchased at sierratradingpost. Looks like they still have several varieties (wool and cashmere blend). Classic looks and very warm.
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Hermes Avalon blanket 87"x102" 85% wool 15% cashmere, $2,425. A smaller version 55"x69" $1125.
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Any recs for a fur throw?
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Originally Posted by jenlain View Post
I have a Johnstons of Elgin that I purchased at sierratradingpost. Looks like they still have several varieties (wool and cashmere blend). Classic looks and very warm.

No way I can justify spending $800 for a cashmere blanket

Are those $100-$200 wool blankets soft enough to be comfortable?
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Williams Sonoma Home has a cashmere throw for $200. I have one, and it is soft and warm. I recommend it.
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Very thick and heavy and warm enough to sleep under, the chenile throw from Restoration Hardware is excellent. We have two.

http://www.restorationhardware.com/c...Id=prod3170006

Different colours and textures are available in stores.
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Hudsons Bay Company wool blanket
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STP usually have some of the Johnstons in stock. This would be my choice for around 60-70. If you want to step up I would go with Drake's lambswool.
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Pendleton.
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Should repel semen well, I presume?
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Mine is an alpaca-wool blend. Soft, cozy, extremely warm. Might check eBay -- mine didn't come from there, but I know there are some reasonable alpaca sellers.
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Originally Posted by zjpj83 View Post
Williams Sonoma Home has a cashmere throw for $200. I have one, and it is soft and warm. I recommend it.

Huh, never even knew they had a home brand.
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